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2015 Redskins In Richmond: Cornerbacks


With training camp set to begin later this month, previews the current state of the Redskins' roster, continuing today with the team's cornerbacks.

While the Redskins' group of cornerbacks is collectively relatively young, they are still led by 12-year veteran DeAngelo Hall. His return from a season-ending injury is one of several storylines of note for the cornerbacks as they head to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. 


Before the Redskins head to Richmond for training camp, check out who all is on the roster position-by-position. Today, it is the cornerbacks.

--Tracy Porter (signed with the Chicago Bears)

--Chris Culliver (free agent from the San Francisco 49ers)

CURRENT STATE OF THE UNIT:While the signing of Culliver was one of the biggest free agent splashes, 12-year veteran DeAngelo Hall may still very well be the leader of this unit, a designation he's deserved for the hard work he's put in over the years.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Hall ranks second among current players in career interceptions with 43 and, of course, tied an NFL record for the most interceptions in one game with four, a feat he achieved during the 2010 season.

During the 2013 season, the Virginia Tech product put together one of his best campaigns to date, as he recorded 78 tackles with four interceptions and three fumbles forced.

But Hall enters 2015 off of a career first: a season-ending injury and months of rehab.

In a Week 3 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, Hall tore his Achilles and then did so once again later in the year.

Culliver, meanwhile, comes to the Redskins fresh off a career year in which he set a career-high in interceptions (four) while also tying his personal best for passes defensed with 14.

The six-foot, 199 pounder ended the season on a high note, recording interceptions in each of the last two games.

Bashaud Breeland was expected to contribute during his rookie season last year, but almost no one knew he'd have such an impact on the defense.


The fourth-round pick, who elected to skip his senior season at Clemson, started 15 games with 62 tackles, 14 passes defensed and two interceptions.

David Amerson, the team's first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, is entering his third season in Washington.

During his rookie season, the North Carolina State product appeared in 16 games with eight starts. He recorded his first interception and touchdown that season in a Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders.

He struggled during his sophomore year, but remains confident that the combination of extensive offseason work and new defensive backs coach Perry Fewell will help him in 2015.

The Redskins used one of their three sixth round picks in this year's draft on Arkansas' Tevin Mitchel.

A six-foot, 190 pounder, Mitchel comes to Washington after four seasons at the SEC school, recording 157 tackles and four touchdowns.

A late-season signing last year, the University of Richmond's own Justin Rogers returned to the Redskins during the offseason.

He appeared in three games for the Redskins last year and also has experience with the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins.

Tajh Hasson and Trey Wolfe are also on the team's 90-man roster heading into camp.

While Culliver is expected to jump right into the starting lineup, the second starter alongside the 26-year-old could be one of the best battles to watch during training camp.

Hall has said on multiple occasions that he'll be fully healthy during training camp after being limited to just individual drills during offseason sessions.

He is, however, 31 years old and entering his 12th season at a position where few last long.

Amerson and Breeland are certainly in the mix for that role as well, as both have starting experience.

Mitchel impressed during drills, especially during minicamp, but has been seen as a long-term project.




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